In July we spent couple of days at the Valamar Collection Imperial Hotel and really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful place…
Some general information:
The Valamar Collection Imperial Hotel designed for adults was established in 1927 as one of the first hotels on Rab island.
It’s a great place for those wanting a luxurious getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 🙂
The hotel is located close to the old town of Rab next to the exotic town park. We reached the island in approximately fifteen minutes by ferry boat (Jadrolinija) from Stinica (mainland Croatia). On the ferry boat we made friends with this amazingly beautiful cat called Rudy haha. Departures are every one to two hours. The hotel has a big parking lot for the hotel guests, which also includes an electric car charging station.
The rooms are very modern and clean. We stayed in two different rooms. The V Level Premium Junior Suite (biggest of all rooms) and the V Level Superior Double Room. The latter one has a balcony, which makes your stay definitely more pleasant.
We recommend to choose a room with a seaside view as the other side is facing the parking lot of the hotel.
We were very pleasantly surprised by the food in the hotel. Breakfast was the best part of the day and includes a wide-ranging buffet. We had a delicious smoothie every morning and sat outside on the terrace to enjoy the view.
Big plus: people with food allergies or intolerances can find many alternatives.
We had lunch at the Gin or Pool Bar. The food is ranging from club sandwiches, pasta and salads.
There is also the possibility to eat at the Veritas restaurant, which is located in the garden of the hotel. Here you can have local dishes.
Pool, Wellness & Sports:
There is an outdoor pool with a quite big sunbathing area. One afternoon we enjoyed a water aerobic class, which was a lot of fun.
The wellness area also includes an indoor pool and offers different kind of treatments such as a full body massages. We felt so relaxed afterwards. There is also a bio sauna, relax room, whirlpool, beauy salon and solarium.
If you enjoy sports, there is the possibility to use the fitness centre and tennis courts where we had a short photo session haha.
The hotel offers free boat rides for their hotel guests to differen beaches of the Frkanj peninsula. We also went with the car about 15-20 minutes by car to Rajska Plaza, which is located in Lopar.
Something very important to mention is that during our entire stay the service was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly.
Photos: Erick Knight